Dewald Pretorius

Country: South Africa
Born: December 06, 1977, Pretoria, Transvaal
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast
Playing role: Bowler

Dewald Pretorius Bio

Dewald Pretorius is a renowned cricket player hailing from South Africa. Born with a hunger to succeed, Pretorius has overcome numerous challenges throughout his career to establish himself as a prominent figure in the sport.

Pretorius spent his childhood in an orphanage, where he developed a love for cricket. Despite not having a privileged upbringing, his determination and passion for the game pushed him to pursue a professional career in cricket. Pretorius honed his skills tirelessly, focusing on his bowling technique and perfecting a high rhythmic action that sets him apart from his competitors.

In March 2002, Pretorius received a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when he was called up to join the South African squad for the second Test against Australia. The circumstances could not have been more challenging for the young cricketer. South Africa had just suffered a humiliating defeat by an innings and 360 runs at Johannesburg, marking one of the largest margins of defeat in Test history. Additionally, Pretorius was tasked with filling the shoes of the legendary Allan Donald, who had recently retired after an emotional farewell due to injury.

Despite the immense pressure and expectations, Pretorius rose to the occasion, displaying his immense talent and determination on the cricket field. His performance not only showcased his abilities as a bowler but also demonstrated his mental strength and character. Pretorius’ inclusion in the squad was a testament to his skill, and he quickly became a recognizable figure within South African cricket.

In 2003, Pretorius achieved further success when he joined South Africa’s Test squad for the series against England. Prior to this, he had spent a spell with Durham in the County Championship, gaining valuable experience and refining his skills. His inclusion in the national team turned out to be a turning point in his career. During the series, Pretorius made a significant impact, picking up four wickets at Edgbaston. His remarkable performance played a part in the resignation of England’s captain, Nasser Hussain, further solidifying his position within South African cricket.

Pretorius’ journey in cricket has been marked by determination, resilience, and an unwavering hunger for success. Despite facing personal and professional challenges, he has continued to carve his path in the cricketing world. His commitment to the game, coupled with his exceptional skills as a bowler, has earned him a reputation as a formidable opponent on the field.

Off the field, Pretorius is known for his humble and down-to-earth nature. He attributes his success to hard work, dedication, and the support of his teammates and family. Pretorius serves as an inspiration to aspiring cricketers, particularly those facing adversity, proving that with passion, determination, and perseverance, one can overcome any obstacle and achieve greatness.

As he continues to make his mark in the cricket world, Dewald Pretorius remains a celebrated figure within South African cricket, epitomizing the qualities of a true sportsman.

Dewald Pretorius Career Stats

Dewald Pretorius Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 4 1 22 9 7.33 41 53.65 0 0 4 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 68 72 19 509 43 9.6 - - 0 0 - - 18 0
List A 55 21 6 38 7* 2.53 - - 0 0 - - 8 0
T20s 11 7 3 59 22 14.75 29 203.44 0 0 7 3 9 0

Dewald Pretorius Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 4 8 570 430 6 4/115 4/135 71.66 4.52 95 1 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 68 - 11569 6413 232 6/49 - 27.64 3.32 49.8 - 7 0
List A 55 - 2664 2033 93 5/32 5/32 21.86 4.57 28.6 3 1 0
T20s 11 9 140 196 8 2/22 2/22 24.5 8.4 17.5 0 0 0

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